Ghanaian music will reach the highest peak if it is well documented – Epixode
Ghanaian-born Reggae/Dancehall and Afrobeats crooner Theophilus Nii Arday, popularly known as Epixode, has offered a potential solution for the global promotion of Ghanaian music.
In a recent interview with Joy Prime’s ‘Prime Morning,’ the ‘Atia’ singer stated that international acts occasionally sample a few Ghanaian songs, but they get away with it because Ghana has had no appropriate record of songs since time began.
“They always use our songs as samples. Recently, I heard a chronic on a Rock Stone’s rhythm, and I was like, Really? But we don’t have room to keep these catalogues to also help the next generation know that this is what makes our sound… Well, we’re getting there if we document it well,” he said.
Epixode’s highlife rendition of “Atia” with Kwabena Kwabena earned him a nomination in the 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ highlife song of the year category, despite the fact that he is a dancehall act; he believes that highlife is the best sound for the country in the future.
“I look at the longevity of my craft and who I want to be, and I’ve come to the realization that it will get to a time when highlife will rule. It’s the sound of the future.
“So if some melodies can’t go into reggae or dancehall, even if you watched the international market in Jamaica, they’re not doing straight dancehall; they’re even now tapping into the afro sound. We that we have it here, why don’t we do it more?” he added.